This photo is used for illustrative purpose.
Gulf Today Report
Researchers have found that children with cancer are no more vulnerable than other children to COVID-19 infection or morbidity resulting from the disease.
For the study, the researchers from MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York performed COVID-19 testing on pediatric patients and their adult caregivers.
Of the 178 pediatric cancer patients tested, the rate of positivity for COVID-19 was 29.3 per cent in children with symptoms, but only 2.5 per cent in asymptomatic children.
Of all children with cancer infected with COVID-19, 95 per cent had mild symptoms and did not require hospitalisation, said the study published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
"We are encouraged by these latest findings that kids with cancer are not more endangered by COVID-19 and their symptoms are mild like in healthy children," said and corresponding author on the study Andrew Kung, Chair of MSK Kids.
"These findings allow us to continue lifesaving cancer-directed therapy with standard precautions and safeguards but without heightened concern about adverse effects from COVID-19 infection."
Only half of the children with COVID-19 positive caregivers were themselves also COVID-19 positive, the results showed.
Together, these results suggest that children with cancer are not more susceptible than other children to infection or symptoms resulting from COVID-19, and that children are not an unrecognised reservoir of asymptomatic COVID-19 infection.
While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe Covid-19, they are experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health.
In a fight against the deadly coronavirus, Israeli researchers have found that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood are associated with an increased risk of Covid-19 infection.
Kids' health remains the topmost stressor for moms as 78 percent are worried about their kids getting sick amid the lockdown.
St. Bernard dogs, one of Switzerland's national symbols that were internationally renowned for helping in alpine rescues, are now saving people in other ways.
A balanced breakfast typically includes protein, fiber and a range of nutrients. A healthy breakfast fuels the body and helps us get through the day.
The importance of skin care can be explained by the 80:20 rule. 80 per cent of skincare is internal and only 20 per cent is external.
In March, a luxury Indian cosmetics brand Forest Essentials chose Maleesha as the face of its Yuvati campaign celebrating young Indian women. Before that, she shared a cover of Cosmopolitan India magazine that bore the strap line: "Guts! Guts! Guts!"